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Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Is a plant from the grass family. The scientific name is Cymbopogon citratus. In Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, she is increasingly being grown in gardens. The height can be up to 180 cm, the leaves are approximately 2 cm wide and 90 cm long. Lemongrass has a sour, fresh and lemon-like taste and is a true seasoning. You can finely chop the lower thick part of the stem and add it to your dishes. In Curacao, lemongrass is used by young and old for colds, fever, but is also drunk as a natural freshener. Before you drink the tea, it must be sieved, because the leaves have small, fine spines. You can drink the tea both hot and cold. You can find lemongrass herbal tea at our store.

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Herbs and their past

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The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.

The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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